Footwear Flection Tester
Satra TM92 & 77
The Footwear Flection Tester is designed to assess the flexing endurance of completed footwear in wet and dry conditions.
The Footwear Flection Tester is supplied in both single or twin station formats and the action simulates the flexing of footwear during wear. The angle of flex is adjustable up to 50°. The machine may be used to predict the failure of footwear in wear. It is particularly useful in assessing problems associated with bottom construction.
Footwear is clamped to the machine at the toe end using the appropriate toe clamp from one of five pairs supplied. The heel end is secured to the flexing bar. A predetermining counter is fitted and once the appropriate number of flexes has been registered, it will stop the machine so that the shoe can be inspected.
The moving parts of the machine are covered by a hinged guard which is fitted with the latest safety device to prevent access while the machine is still in use. The machine is robust and non-corrosive materials are used where applicable in its construction.
The machine is robust and non-corrosive materials are used where applicable in its construction.
A similar machine is available for testing high leg boots where water depth can be increased to cover the whole forepart of the footwear up to eyelet level. Details available on request.
The machine is composed of:
a)Plate forced to oscillate with a frequence of 140 oscillation/minute.
b)Two adjustable artificial feet either in size and position
c)Digital cycle counter, with a reset function, to set the desired number of cycles for the test.
d)An angle regulation with adjustable zero start point.
e)A water container with a little pump connected to the platform which allows to keep wet the sole on which the sample is placed. (for wet tests please use the cover)
f)The control board is needed to switch on the machine and for the test cycle adjustment. It includes: a general magnetothermic switch, a Start button, a Stop button, a Manual button, a Reset button, a programming cycle counter.